GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WFRV) – The hard work of a major renovation project at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium has paid off, as officials with Ballpark Digest have named it the Ballpark of the Year for 2023.
An announcement from Ballpark Digest, a leader in news about baseball stadiums and people of baseball, on February 1 named the home of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers its yearly winner for Ballpark of the Year.
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium joins prestigious past winners including Target Field (Minnesota Twins), Truist Park (Atlanta Braves), Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies), and Las Vegas Ballpark (Las Vegas Aviators – Triple-A).
The home of the Timber Rattlers underwent a major renovation at the end of the 2022 season which included a full-field concourse, new seating atop the left field wall, a slide to honor the Milwaukee Brewers slide at American Family Field, and a new home clubhouse of over 22,000 square feet.
We are deeply honored to be named Ballpark Digest’s Ballpark of the Year and we thank Kevin and his team for this tremendous recognition. We take a lot of pride in our almost 30-year-old stadium and have been very strategic with our renovation plans over the years to ensure we are providing the newest amenities while keeping some of our old-school charm. Our recent renovation couldn’t have been received any better by our players and our fans. To have that hard work noticed by Ballpark Digest is the cherry on top.
Timber Rattlers CEO and Managing Partner, Rob Zerjav
However, it’s not just the state-of-the-art facility that led to this honor, Timber Rattlers fans can also thank themselves. Attendance at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium hit over 227,000 in 2023, up 10% from the 2022 season.
“It’s been a delight watching the Timber Rattlers and Rob Zerjav’s ownership group go the extra mile in creating a great ballpark experience both for fans and players,” said Ballpark Digest publisher Kevin Reichard. “The renovations to Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium excel on both levels.”
Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium is now the first Midwest League stadium to win Ballpark of the Year from Ballpark Digest.
“We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of our construction partners,” added Zerjav. “Thank you to everyone involved in this project and I hope you take as much pride in your work as we do.”
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are the High-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Timber Rattlers 2024 season opener is at home against the Peoria Chiefs on Friday, April 5.